"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What type of earrings are used for a triple forward helix?
Anonymous

Most of the piercers you want to get pierced by are using small labrets (disc-backed posts), but occasionally you’ll see tiny barbells or in VERY RARE anatomy cases, a curved barbell.   

In about 95% of the forward helix piercings I do, I use threadless jewelry, although there’s nothing at all wrong with internally threaded implant grade jewelry in the same dimensions.  (Some piercers don’t like threadless jewelry, some love it - [this is a tomayto / tomahto discussion])

Avoid a piercer who ONLY uses curved barbells, captive bead rings, or nostril screws as initial jewelry for these.  

If you’re looking for jewelry ideas online, feel free to browse the selections of BVLA, NeoMetal, and Anatometal.

aaronftpollack:

Hey y’all. @richardeffinivey is coming to town Oct 21-28. Come get some work done and show some love. Only at @flyingtigerbodyart #wareagle #ftba #flyingtigerauburn

Alabama.  Let’s get it. 

aaronftpollack:

Hey y’all. @richardeffinivey is coming to town Oct 21-28. Come get some work done and show some love. Only at @flyingtigerbodyart #wareagle #ftba #flyingtigerauburn

Alabama.  Let’s get it. 

Hi! Can I get your opinion on tongue bifurcation? And if you do that particular mod?
Anonymous

Tongue splitting isn’t a procedure I offer, but I’m very happy with my own.

I would be very careful about choosing the right practitioner to do such a procedure for you, and keep in mind that most of the people who will split your tongue for you probably shouldn’t.

blisteredhorn:

Im an awkward shy loser but i got to meet richard ivey which made me happy
My bangs are all messed up after i laid on my back in the piercing room dont judge me

Cool kids takes photos standing kind of next to me.  Thanks for stopping by!

blisteredhorn:

Im an awkward shy loser but i got to meet richard ivey which made me happy

My bangs are all messed up after i laid on my back in the piercing room dont judge me

Cool kids takes photos standing kind of next to me. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Richard! :) Do you offer large cartilage work at every studio you guest spot at? Thanks. ps: bossman is fucking amazing!
Anonymous

Bossman says thanks and he thinks you’re pretty awesome too!

What I offer depends largely on legislation in the area I’m working and the policies of the studio I’m working in. If you’re interested in getting large gauge work from me at a specific shop, please feel free to shoot me an email at richardeffinivey@gmail.com or message me un-anonymously. :)

Nashua, NH!  I’ll be at Precision Body Arts for all your piercing needs September 30th- October 4th. Come say hi!

Nashua, NH! I’ll be at Precision Body Arts for all your piercing needs September 30th- October 4th. Come say hi!

With scarification most time you cut the outline but I saw one that I think was called a skin peeling? It has the entire design cut out. It was really pretty but I was wondering what the risks are for healing and what the final design is more likely to be like in skin peeling vs scarification?
Anonymous

Skin removal and simple line work are both elements of scarification- sometimes you’ll see a piece that’s all one or the other, but often, they’re used together to make a full, well rounded, piece of art.  

With skin removal, there’s obviously a larger wound that’s going to take longer to heal, but it’s not significantly more risky than “just” doing linework.  Generally, with either method, I expect to see a rasied scar with a smooth texture and hopefully, pretty even coloration throughout.  

What's up Richard? I was wondering what shops you are going to be either visiting or guesting in the next few months? I'd like to see if you're gonna be anywhere near me so that I can get some work done. I hope you're doing well! <3
Anonymous

I’m all over the place! 

September 30th- October 4th: Precision Body Arts, Nashua, NH

October 5th-10th (ish): Sacred Tattoo, NYC

October 11th-15th (ish): Classy Body Art / Dead President’s Lounge, Albany, NY

October 21st-28th: Flying Tiger Body Modification, Auburn, AL

Late October- Early November: Sacred Tattoo, NYC

Mid November: Chicago. More info TBA

1,4,6 :)
Anonymous

1. What is your best friends name?
Adam Richins

4. Whats your favorite number?
as cliche as it sounds, 13.

6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Black